Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet Mind – David Kundtz
“It is exactly during those moments, when your meanings and your values and your awareness of God combine to create the energy that takes charge of your time, that you live life to the fullest.” – From the book
Building upon sage, inspiration quotes, Moments in Between by David Kundtz offers contemplative essays designed to promote tranquility, calmness, and clarity in the midst of a too-busy world. At 127-pages, this hardback book features glossy pages, full-color photographs, and messages advocating “doing nothing”.
Kundtz quote Marcel Proust who said “The realm voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” While “doing nothing” can seem simplistic—or, as in the case of the human ego that loves to complicate, too difficult—Kundtz reminds readers that “seeing something that you have been looking at all your life” is essential for waking up and remembering who you are.
Unfortunately, the beginning of the book shows incorrect page numbers for Chapters 5-10 so if you’re looking for a particular theme, you’ll have a hard time finding its beginning. (I was actually seeking wisdom on a particular theme, when I realized that half of the Table of Contents was misidentified!)
When I first took a look at this book, I didn’t like it. I’m not sure why. I think I felt that the ideas were forced and shallow. I put it to the side for months, but picked it up again to review. (And I was set on giving it a negative review, even before I discovered the printing errors in the Table of Contents!)
However, I read some of the essays and they delivered the exact wisdom I needed at the time—which surprised me given my initial impression of Moments in Between. I found the ideas to be thoughtful and sensible, and the quotes are pithy gems. And the photos? Gorgeous!
While Moments in Between has a lot going for it, I don’t think the format is for everyone. You may enjoy the author’s book Quiet Mind instead unless, of course, you enjoy glossy pages and vibrant photos in more of a gift-book presentation.